Eike Batista, the fugitive oil-and-mining tycoon wanted in connection with Brazil’s far-reaching corruption investigation, flew home from New York on Monday and surrendered to the police, who took him to a notorious prison.
"Brazilian Tycoon Eike Batista Is Arrested After Returning Home" is from the January 30, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Dom Phillips and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
In a novel that is at once wickedly funny and achingly poignant, Jonathan Tropper brings us an unforgettable hero: a young writer named Joe Goffman, whose sizzling first novel savaged everyone in his Connecticut hometown, then became a huge hit movie. Of course, Joe never planned on going home again, until now. In The Book of Joe, Tropper takes this irresistible premise and spins it into a hilarious and moving tale of growing up all over again.
"So well written"
Joe Goffman was fifteen years out from his sleepy hometown when he wrote Bush Falls, a searing critique of its people and institutions. The book was a runaway best seller, and led to an even more successful movie. Now, however, Joe's got a problem. His father has suffered a stroke, and that means that Joe has to go back to his birthplace after having successfully antagonized every person living there. Can Joe survive the reservoirs of hatred that have been waiting to pour down upon him? Just maybe.
"Glad I took a chance"